State police aircraft clock motorcyclist at 145 mph

New Hampshire State Police using aircraft during a traffic enforcement crackdown say they clocked a motorcyclist travelling 145 mph as he passed other cars on Route 101 in Candia.

Police say the aircraft detail tracked the motorcyclist after it exited the highway and drove through the towns of Candia and Deerfield.

Police say he pulled into a driveway off Route 107 in Deerfield in an effort to hide from police approaching by car.

Police charged 24-year-old Jakob Bastian of Dunbarton with felony reckless conduct and disobeying an officer. He was released on $2,500 bail and is due to appear in Candia District Court May 14.



Suspected arsonist: God doesn’t like pornography

A man charged with setting fire to an adult entertainment and novelty store in Weymouth told police he did it because God doesn’t like pornography.

Jon Fernald of Rockland is facing charges including arson in connection with the three-alarm blaze Saturday that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a commercial building that housed the Amazing Intimate Essentials store.

The 44-year-old Fernald, who was severely burned and remains in the hospital, was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty at his bedside arraignment. No one else was hurt.

The Patriot Ledger reports that according to the police report, Fernald told officers he had once been a customer of the store and blamed it for getting him addicted to pornography.



Bus driver cited in crash that sent 13 to hospital

State police have cited a school bus driver for tailgating after an accident on Route 8 in Bridgeport that sent 13 high school students to the hospital.

Troopers say 59-year-old Kevin Jones of Trumbull was driving a school bus that rear-ended a flower company truck Tuesday morning. The bus was carrying students from Bunnell High School in Stratford.

The Connecticut Post reports that 13 students ages 14 to 17 were taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.

Eight other students on the bus weren’t hurt.


Jones couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

A phone listing for him couldn’t be found and it’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

The driver of the flower company truck was cited for having an unregistered vehicle.


Serial number leads to return of stolen computer

Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier.


Police eventually arrested 24-year-old Casey Wentworth of Portsmouth on Monday and charged him with burglary. He’s accused of taking the laptop from Witonis’ home in Dover in February 2013.

When the break-in happened, police said they couldn’t identify any suspects. Detectives contacted Apple and the laptop’s serial number was flagged.

When Witonis got the email, he contacted police, who said the caller to customer service used the serial number of the stolen computer.

Witonis tells WMUR-TV the discovery was sort of shocking.

Wentworth is scheduled to be arraigned on May 2. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.



Suspect calls Mom for lift from alleged crime scene

Police say an Agawam man suspected of breaking into cars in Springfield called his mother to come to his rescue.

A resident called 911 at 9 p.m. Tuesday to report that he had spotted someone breaking into a car and was following the suspect.

Officers saw a car circling the area with a driver who appeared to be looking for someone. When they questioned the woman, she said her son had called and asked her to pick him up.

Police watched the car and soon a man emerged from the rear of a home headed for the car. Police arrested 30-year-old Ryan Sullivan after finding him in possession of numerous allegedly stolen credit and debit cards as well as money. His arraignment is Wednesday.

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